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#4 of 15 hotels in Oban
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Enjoying a prime position on the seafront, the Oban Bay Hotel & Spa has great views to Mull and Kerrera. For guests looking to relax and get away from it all, the hotel now offers an outdoor hot tub, spa treatments, along with a small sauna and steam room. In addition, Oban Bay Hotel has a comfortable bar and lounge area and outdoor terrace from which you can watch the world go by.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking nearby
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Raquetball offsite
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
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Neck massage
Open-air bath
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
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Telephone
Cable / satellite TV
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Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
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TML_Traveller wrote a review Yesterday
Wirral, United Kingdom17 contributions10 helpful votes
I brought a group tour to Oban Bay for a bespoke Burns Night celebration for four nights. A BIG THANK YOU to you to Marc, the General Manager and his wonderful team at the Oban Bay for such an excellent stay. Oban Bay was as good as it’s always been. Marc runs a very good hotel and is one of the best General Managers I know. Oban Bay is a firm favourite of both my company and also on a personal level. It's not the cheapest hotel in town, but as with all things in life, you get what you pay for! The food was excellent as always - we ate like kings all week, so back on rations now! The rooms are delightful and the beds are just SO comfortable. Marc and his team put a lot of effort into the Burns Night celebrations and it didn't go unnoticed by me or my clients. A big thanks to the staff at Oban Bay for making me and my clients feel so welcome and looking after us exceedingly well. There is something special going on at Oban Bay, which I wish I could bottle and send round some of the other hotels we use. It is unique. I look forward to returning later in the year.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Karen L wrote a review Jan. 19
2 contributions1 helpful vote
My stay at the hotel was for my husbands birthday to say it was fantastic is an understatement. This is the fourth time we have stayed and it just gets better and better. We booked the Corrie Package dinner bed and breakfast. When we got there the room seemed a bit small so I said to the receptionist was that a petite room but it wasn’t so she gave us an upgrade into the Lorne suite it was absolutely beautiful I can’t thank her enough. Kevin booked me in for a facial which we got 20% off and we also did the high tea we got 20% off that as well I can honestly say your staff couldn’t have treated us any better. I explained to one of the girls in the restaurant it was Kevin birthday and she got a candle and happy birthday wrote on Kevin plate. I can’t wait to come back next January it’s not coming round quick enough 😂 thank you and your staff for such a magical couple of days your team are a credit to you and your hotel . The content of this email is confidential and intended for the recipient specified in the message only. It is strictly forbidden to share any part of this message with any third party, without the written consent of the sender. If you received this message by mistake, please reply to this message and follow with its deletion, so that we can ensure such a mistake does not occur in the future. © Crerar Hotels 2022. Hi Marc thought I would just give you a wee email. My stay at the hotel was for my husbands birthday to say it was fantastic is an understatement. This is the fourth time we have stayed and it just gets better and better. We booked the Corrie Package dinner bed and breakfast. When we got there the room seemed a bit small so I said to the receptionist was that a petite room but it wasn’t so she gave us an upgrade into the Lorne suite it was absolutely beautiful I can’t thank her enough. Kevin booked me in for a facial which we got 20% off and we also did the high tea we got 20% off that as well I can honestly say your staff couldn’t have treated us any better. I explained to one of the girls in the restaurant it was Kevin birthday and she got a candle and happy birthday wrote on Kevin plate. I can’t wait to come back next January it’s not coming round quick enough 😂 thank you and your staff for such a magical couple of days your team are a credit to you and your hotel . Sent from my iPhone
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Karen Thank you so much for taking the time to post your super review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us here on the shores of Oban Bay, and indeed for choosing us for such a special occasion. Its great to read that my team looked after you though out. Many thanks again Karen, and if not before... I look forward to welcoming you both back to Oban Bay in January Kind regards Marc Gardner General Manager
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Yvonne Munro wrote a review Jan. 9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom27 contributions8 helpful votes
My husband and I love going to Oban Bay hotel for the 3 day New Year package. We meet up with friend’s which makes our break all the more memorable. Stuart Anderson and his band were playing on New Years Eve and we were dancing all night. The food was off the highest standard and presentation was exceptional. The manager, Mark, couldn’t be more helpful to answer any queries. Overall, we had an excellent weekend and we’ve rebooked for next New Year. We’re hopefully bring our son and his wife and told friends how good the New Year package is. Dave and Yvonne Munro
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: It’s useful to book spa treatment in advance and also the hot tubs they get very busy
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Yvonne & Dave, Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review, I am truly delighted that you enjoyed another Hogmanay break with us here at Oban Bay, really good to see you all as always. What a great night it was, great food, Dancing all night! and our pier at midnight finished the evening off nicely. Have a fantastic 2023 and I look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards Marc Gardner General Manager
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AmandaEliasch wrote a review Jan. 3
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
A knight in shining armour mended my car as a guest in the hotel. Comfortable bed and delicious breakfast. Not prepossessing from the outside it has good decoration and my room was very comfortable with tartan curtains. A comfortable bed. My dogs were welcomed and well looked after.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Marc Gardner, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Amanda, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, and indeed for choosing Oban Bay for your overnight stay. I am delighted that a colleague was able to assist you with your car during your stay, guest satisfaction really is paramount for us here at Oban Bay. Its great to read that you enjoyed your time with us and I look forward to welcoming you back very soon indeed. Kind regards Marc Gardner General Manager
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glarson86 wrote a review Dec. 2022
Auchterarder, United Kingdom18 contributions33 helpful votes
Spent one night with my partner and my dog, and from start to finish it was absolutely incredible. Starting with beautiful views over the bay from the front of the hotel, into 90 mins in the spa which was excellent. In the evening, an absolutely fantastic meal in the restaurant and a few bottles of wine, and finally a relaxed and tasty breakfast in the morning before heading home. Really couldn’t fault the hotel, the facilities or the staff at any point. Every member of staff was friendly and helpful, and the spa is a real highlight especially as it was just us in there and we could enjoy it as we liked. Fantastic use of the space and the hot tub with a view out to the bay was just perfection. Would visit again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Dec. 12, 2022
Dear Glarson86, Thank you so much for choosing Oban Bay and indeed for such a lovely review. Its great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you made great use of all the fantastic things about our hotel. Our thermal experience really is the perfect place to keep warm and watch the world go by. Chef will be thrilled with your super feedback on his food. Thank you again, have a fantastic Christmas and I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban Bay in the new year. Kind regards Marc Gardner General Manager
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Stephen O wrote a review Dec. 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions7 helpful votes
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This was my first time in Oban and my first time in the Oban Bay Hotel. What can I say, both didn’t disappoint me. What a wonderful town and what a wonderful hotel. We were only staying the one night before going on the ferry to Oban in the morning. We arrived slightly early and was told by reception that our room had been upgraded to a junior suite. This was very pleasant surprise and couldn’t have been more pleased and what a tremendous surprise. The staff were very friendly and our dog Bailey even got her photo taken and added to the gallery of dogs that have stayed there. If you want a brilliant stay with amazing food and great views I would highly recommend this hotel. It is really central to town and to the station.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marc Gardner, General Manager at Oban Bay Hotel
Responded Dec. 5, 2022
Dear Stepheno, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your 5-star review. Its great to read that you enjoyed your wee break with us on a stopover to the Isle of Mull. I am delighted that you were able to bring Bailey too. Thank you also for your kind words about my team and indeed our "amazing food" Chef will be thrilled with your kind words. The secret really is in his wonderfully fresh ingredients. Many thanks again and I look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards Marc Gardner General Manager
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Andrea G wrote a review Nov. 2022
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Our first time at the hotel but having stayed in other hotels belonging to the same chain I was confident all would be well. I was not disappointed! We were only booked in for one night and I wish it had been for longer. Our room was spotless and spacious and the bathroom had the most amazing shower. We had dinner In the hotel, which was delicious. Service was spot on, very friendly staff who managed to fit us in for breakfast even though we had overslept on the worlds comfiest bed! We will be back for longer next time.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Dec. 5, 2022
Dear Andrea, thank you so much for posting such a lovely review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and yes next time you should stay longer ! There is something very special about Oban in the winter. Thank you also for your kind words about my team here at Oban Bay, it really is them that make the hotel what it is. I look forward to welcoming you back to the West coast very soon indeed. Kind regards Marc Gardner General Manager
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William M wrote a review Nov. 2022
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Booked an overnight at The Oban Bay Hotel before our ferry to Mull the next morning. On arrival we were given a complimentary upgrade to a suite (The Kerrera) with the most amazing views across the bay. The staff were all fabulous and welcoming...especially to our dog Bailey who now has her picture on the pet photo gallery board in the hall next to the stairs. This hotel will definitely not disappoint...we will certainly be back again!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded Nov. 28, 2022
Dear William, Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed your overnight with us here on the shores of Oban Bay. Its great to read that Bailey had a good time too.. Indeed our gallery is growing.. Many thanks again, I do hope that you enjoyed the Isle of Mull and, I look forward to welcoming you back to Oban Bay very soon. Kind regards Marc Gardner General Manger
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Phrag_Aardvark wrote a review Nov. 2022
Gateshead4 contributions1 helpful vote
There are hotels in the West of Scotland that have kept up with the times, and there those that haven't. Fortunately, the Oban Bay is in the former. A lovely, cosy welcoming hotel, that has managed to maintain its traditional features, while fulfilling the needs of the modern traveler. The view from hotel - across the ever changing Oban Bay - are stunning. You can happily sit for an hour with a latte (or something stronger!) and watch the procession of ferries, trawlers, and sailing boats go about their business, while sea birds (& sometimes seals) hunt for food in the chilly seawaters, while the weather reinvents itself over & over again. Fantastic!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book a meal or breakfast in the area overlooking the bay
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Responded Nov. 2, 2022
Dear Phrag_Aardvark, thank you so much for such a wonderful review, I am delighted that you enjoyed your recent experience with us here at Oban Bay. indeed, there is no better place to enjoy the comings and goings of the Bay, and the view down the sound of Kerrera really is special. I do hope that you will visit us again very soon. Kind regards Marc Gardner General Manager
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Hp P wrote a review Oct. 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
My sister booked a wee trip in Oban to celebrate her first day as a senior citizen 😊 she chose the Oban bay hotel and what a great choice. Highlight was great food and restaurant staff were 👌 Arran and young waitress were too notch 👌 thank you 🥰
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Oct. 31, 2022
Dear Hp P Thank you for posting your recent review, and indeed for choosing Oban Bay for such a special occasion. I will of course pass on your kind words to my team who will be thrilled. Arran and Ilona really are a credit to our hotel. Don't be a stranger and I hope to see you again soon. kind regards Marc Gardner General Manager
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US$121 - US$206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeOban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
74
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oban Bay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Oban Bay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Oban War & Peace Museum (0.6 km), McCaig's Tower (0.8 km), and Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oban Bay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Oban Bay Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Oban Bay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oban Bay Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oban Bay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Etive Restaurant, Food from Argyll At the Pier, and Coast Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Oban Bay Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Oban Bay Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Oban.
Are pets allowed at Oban Bay Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oban Bay Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Czech, and Bulgarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Oban Bay Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds (0.8 km), Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel (4.2 km), and Gylen Castle (6.5 km).